Sir Thomas Knyvet about 1539–1617

Sir Thomas Knyvet

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Artist

Sir Thomas Knyvet about 1539–1617

Title

Sir Thomas Knyvet

Date

About 1565

Medium

Oil on wood panel

Dimensions

h x w: 991 x 717 mm

Reference

CVCSC:0257.B

Collection

British Portraits

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Sir Thomas Knyvet (about 1539-1617) was a member of an important East Anglian landowning family who lived at Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during her Royal Progress in Norfolk in 1578, and became High Sheriff of Norfolk the following year. He is shown wearing a white slashed doublet and double ruffs edged with gold, and carries an elaborate sword with a green and gold sash.

Sir Thomas Knyvet Master of the Countess of Warwick About 1565 © Compton Verney